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Ex-NYPD 'Cannibal Cop' Convicted

March 12, 2013  | 

Photo by Paul Clinton.
Photo by Paul Clinton.

A jury has convicted the "cannibal cop," a former NYPD officer who was fired after his wife revealed his macabre plan to kidnap, cook, and eat women.

Gilberto Valle was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to kidnap and illegally accessing a federal database — the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) — to look up personal details about potential victims, reports the New York Daily News.

Valle faces life in prison at his June 19 sentencing.

In November, Valle pleaded not guilty to charges that his cannibal plan reportedly involved some 100 women. He was charged in October, after his estranged wife, Kathleen Mangan-Valle, tipped off investigators.

Valle's court-appointed attorney, Julia Gatto, called the verdict "thought prosecution" following the announcement.

"The jury couldn't get past the thoughts," Gatto said. "Obviously the case involved thoughts that were unusual and bizarre and frankly very ugly."

Comments (9)

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john @ 3/12/2013 3:50 PM

Sick sonofb*tch

Corporal T.E./N.S.M. @ 3/12/2013 3:56 PM

A sick, sad individual to be certain, but aren't all Police applicants required to pass the M.M.P.I. and other psychiatric vetting procedures? Having said that, he's at best guilty of misuse of the criminal database. I'm not saying he should walk free, but I'm not sure his actions rise to the level of criminal conspiracy. Hell, song lyrics by any number of my favorite bands meet the standards by which Officer Nutjob was convicted. All they've done is given his legal council ample grounds for the appellate process. "Minority Report" much?!

Leonard Mather @ 3/12/2013 4:30 PM

As a Forensic Psychologist in both Arlington and Fairfax Counties, VA, I certainly hope this man does NOT get life in prison for "thoughts," and/or planning that an estranged wife had a hand in reporting to the prosecution. Based on the limited data presented here, Gilberto will have ample grounds for an appeal. They did get one thing right. He should be off the force. And yes to Corporal TE/NSM, his MMPI would and should have presented indicators. However, those very same indicators are very useful for LEOS doing investigation and profiling probabilities for Perp

JJ @ 3/12/2013 4:50 PM

Sounds more like a domestic revenge case. If he had not been a cop, the case would have never made it to trial. psychological evaluation should have been the order, not prison time.

Eric @ 3/12/2013 5:24 PM

It sounds to me this was more than just thoughts........ these thoughts actually escalated into outward discussions on how to carry these toughts out... plans were discussed and actions to these plans were carried out... he was arrested before anything else worse happened.Conspiracy in this case is appropriate

RICHARD ISAACS @ 3/12/2013 5:52 PM


Federal Agent Bob @ 3/12/2013 7:33 PM

Obviously you found the Caps Lock, but missed the spell check. Yeah, things have changed.

Dan B @ 3/13/2013 6:20 AM

To Leonard Mather and JJ: He had very detailed plans and discussed these plans (fortunately). Would you want this nut living next to you and your kids?!?

Don @ 3/13/2013 5:17 PM

He was not just talking out loud. He gathered info on 100 potential targets. He stalked some of his targets. He made overt actions which constitutes criminal offenses. Think about what he wanted to do...slow cook a live person.....

For everyone that is caught, there are several others out there. There are many torture murders that are even known about. We can't find the victims and the suspects are unkown. Do you want this guy running around your neighborhood???

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